Why you’ll love vetiver!

4 January 16

Vetiver is a wonderful fragrance. Deep, sweet, woody, smoky and earthy, it’s loved by men and women alike and offers something a little more complex than the powdery scents of vanilla and almond. Like sandalwood, another similar fragrance, the scent develops and improves with aging. With this in mind, we’ve made sure that we’ve only included the best vetiver in our scented candles – ensuring you’ll reap the benefits!

Top 5 benefits of vetiver


It’s an anti-inflammatory

The soothing and cooling effects of this essential oil calms all sorts of inflammation. It’s a great choice for general aches and pains as well as inflammation resulting from injury.

It calms the mind and body

Vetiver has the power to change one’s mood – grounding, calming and balancing an individual. This, in turn, reduces stress and tension and rids the body of mental exhaustion. It also makes vetiver a great choice when looking for luxury scented candles and ideal for burning at night, or after a stressful day in the office.

It’s an aphrodisiac

Looking for the perfect date night scent? Vetiver is well known for its aphrodisiac qualities. It enhances the libido and arouses feelings of sexual desire – so it’s the obvious choice for that dinner date at home. What’s more, it smells pretty good too so you’ll get two uses in one!

It’s great for the skin

When used in its oil form, vetiver can enhance one’s skin in many ways. It can help fight acne, because of its antibacterial properties; can restore one’s complexion, treating scars and damaged skin; is great for moisturising and hydrating the skin; and useful for fighting premature aging. What more could you ask for?!

It’s a great sedative

As vetiver helps to reduce stress, nervousness and depression, it gets rid of all those niggling feeling that create insomnia. It tackles any problems in the mind preventing you from having a sound night of sleep and rejuvenates the whole immune system.

Using vetiver at home

nutmeg and vetiver scented candles

The best ways to incorporate vetiver into your lifestyle is by using it in its raw form, as an essential oil, or by investing in a scented candle infused with the scent. If you’re looking to create the perfect aromatherapy combination, you might also want to try teaming vetiver with nutmeg, clove bud, amber, patchouli, or sandalwood.

At Melt, you’ll find all the benefits of vetiver in our Nutmeg and Vetiver Scented Candles. An enchanting, spicy fragrance, it’s ideal for creating the feel of a warm and welcoming home without being too overpowering or overwhelming. Burn in the evenings, after a particularly busy or stressful day, to feel the full benefits of the scent. You could also add a few drops of oil to your bath for the ultimate vetiver experience!

Are you a fan of vetiver? If so, why not share the impact it’s had on your health and wellbeing in the comments below? Alternatively you can tweet us @MeltCandles